Frequently Asked Questions

Questions related to box office and show tickets click here.

When and where is the Fair?

The 2021 Great Allentown Fair runs Wednesday, September 1 thru Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021. The Fair is located between 17th and 21st streets and Liberty and Chew streets in Allentown. Click Here to get directions to the Fair.

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What are the hours of the Fair?

Wednesday, September 1 - 4 - 10 p.m.
Thursday, September 2 thru Sunday, September 5 - Noon - 10 p.m.
September 6 - Noon - 9 p.m.

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How much does it cost to get into the Fair?

Regular admission $8.00.

Kids 12 & under ALWAYS FREE.

Senior Citizens (65+ with ID) FREE All Day Monday, September 6


OPENING NIGHT Wednesday, September 1 – Admission $4 OR get in with “2 Bucks and a Can” by bringing in a food item donation to the Fair for Second Harvest Food Bank and pay ONLY $2.

WEEKDAYS UNDER THE WIRE Everyone gets in FREE from Noon – 2 PM on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 2 and 3.

Red, White and Thank You

All Active Military and Veterans (with ID) get in FREE all day Monday, September 6


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What does admission into the Fair include?

All entertainment is included with Fair admission EXCEPT rides and games on the Powers Great American Midway and shows in the Grandstand..

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of everyone is the fair’s top priority and the fair continues to follow and monitor current guidance from the City of Allentown Health Bureau, state and federal. The health and safety of everyone is the fair’s top priority and the fair continues to follow and monitor current guidance from the City of Allentown Health Bureau, state and federal.

At this time, here are our health and safety guidelines:

Current guidelines recommend all individuals age 2 and up wear a face mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination will not be required for guests, staff or vendors. However, we strongly encourage all those who are eligible to be fully vaccinated.

Cleaning and sanitization measures will adhere to federal and state guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be provided at locations throughout the fairgrounds.

What if I am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

If within the 14 days before you attend the fair you have tested positive or presumptively positive for COVID-19, experienced any COVID-19 related symptoms or been in direct contact with or in the immediate vicinity of any person who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19, we ask that you do not attend the fair.

It’s important to note:

All persons entering the Fairgrounds voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. In addition, by entering the Fairgrounds, you agree to abide by and comply with all current CDC, State and Local Health Department Guidelines related to COVID-19 and any variant and mitigations efforts with respect thereto as are, from time to time, amended and revised.

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Is there parking available on site?

Parking is available on site through Tunnel Gate 7 off of Liberty Street. Cost is $10 per vehicle during the Allentown Fair. Prepaid premium parking is available in advance for $30. 

Please see *IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding access to Tunnel Gate 7 below under “Address for my GPS.”  

Off-site parking is available in lots surrounding the Fairgrounds. These lots are run by individual businesses and are not associated with the Fair.

What address should I use for my GPS?

1703 Liberty St. Allentown PA 18104 takes you to the northeast corner of the Allentown Fairgrounds at the intersection of 17th and Liberty Streets for easy access to Tunnel Gate 7 onsite parking.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: Liberty Street runs ONE-WAY west from 4-8 p.m. during Fair operating hours. If travelling 19th Street south on your approach to the Fairgrounds, TURN LEFT onto Allen Street and proceed two blocks east to 17th Street. TURN RIGHT onto 17th Street and proceed one block to Liberty Street. TURN RIGHT onto Liberty Street and proceed one-and-a-half blocks to Tunnel Gate 7 on the left.

Visit our Directions page.

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Is there bus service?

For schedules call the individual Bus Companies:

  • Lanta – 610-776-7433
  • Transbridge – 610-868-6001
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Are pets allowed on the grounds?

The only animals allowed on grounds are those that align with the ADA's service animal classification for animals specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are therefore not allowed on grounds during the Fair.

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Who is performing at the The Great Allentown Fair?

Click here for an up to date list of performers.

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Are there ATMs on the grounds?

Yes the Fair has many ATMs located throughout the grounds. Please go to the InFAIRmation booths located on the east and west ends of the grounds for directions to the closest ATM if you have any difficulty locating one.

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Where do I find medical attention at the Fair?

There are first aid stations located inside the fairgrounds near Gate 2 (Chew Street) and Gate 6 (Liberty Street).

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Is tailgating allowed on the grounds?

Tailgating is not allowed.

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Where would I find general information during the fair?

There are two InFAIRmation booths located on the fairgrounds – one is on the east end of the grounds and the other is on the west side of the grounds. Click here for a map that shows locations of the InFAIRmation booths.

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Where do I go to locate lost people or items?

The Lost & Found is located near Gate 2 on the fairgrounds. Click here for a map that shows the location of the Lost & Found.

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Are there opportunities for temporary employment at The Great Allentown Fair?

The Fair hires temporary help for several positions including ticket cashiers, ticket takers, display attendants as well as agricultural and livestock positions. The Fair does not hire workers for the carnival or the concession stands. The Fair’s employment office is located in a trailer on the fairgrounds at Gate 2 at Chew and St. Cloud Streets. The office opens one week prior to the first day of the Fair. Applicants must be 18 or older and must have two forms of valid identification preferably a government issued photo ID and a social security card.